The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have -Reinhold Messner
The modern world tends to domesticate men. It pushes us into prioritizing our heads over our hearts. When we let this happen, we become mere production units in the big machine. We become void of connection, meaning, and a sense of why we are on planet Earth.

We are inviting men to become un-domesticated again, and reconnect with their hearts as they pursue adventures with like-minded men. Adventure, wild spaces, risk, and the pure joy of overcoming with comrades, transforms us. Quite often, these things can be the on-ramp to spiritual and physical renewal in our lives.

Like the wolves being reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park, when we connect and adventure together in packs as men, the whole ecosystem of our lives can change.

Like the wolves being reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park, when we connect and adventure together in packs as men, the whole ecosystem of our lives can change.

Our wives, kids, and even our employees become the beneficiaries of us becoming fully alive again. You’re a wolf, not a house dog. So act like one – and get out into the wild with the rest of the wolves. Hope to see you out there!


Upcoming Meetups and Events

This event is an incredible way for dads to connect with their 12 to 22-year-old daughter or son. Join us in the Ansel Adams Wilderness for a backpacking excursion through breathtaking mountain scenery with alpine lakes, granite cliffs, starlit skies, memorable moments with your child and time in God’s presence.

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Bryan Feller will be personally leading this trip. He hopes to take 10 men through the entire Big Sequoia-Kings Canyon Loop in 12-14 days during mid to late August of 2019. The Big Sequoia-Kings Canyon Loop is 130 miles of the best scenery the High Sierra has to offer. For most, this will be the adventure of a lifetime.

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Hiking rim-to-rim across the Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic wilderness adventures in the United States. The hike is ~20 miles long, loses ~6,000′ and gains ~4,000′ of elevation. The beauty of this place will blow your mind, but it doesn’t come easily. You’ll need to train for this one. This is a meetup event, not a guided hike.

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Join Me on a Local Hike

I often hike Mount Baldy at 5am on Fridays as a weekly fitness hike. I also hike many of the Classic SOCAL Hikes on Saturdays to stay in shape for my bigger adventures in the High Sierras. If you are planning on attending one of the events listed on this page and need to get into shape, local weekend hikes are a great way to prepare. To join me on a local hike, sign up for updates using the form on the upper right of this webpage, and I’ll keep you in the loop when I put new hikes on the calendar.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Come?
The adventure trips listed here are for the purpose of creating community among men who are part of Convene, FCCI, the Masters Program, the Barnabas Group, and NCF. To participate, you will need to meet one of the following criteria. If you are not a part of one of these groups, your attendance is by invitation only from the event leader.

What if I am Not Fit Enough?
If you don’t think you are at the required fitness level, don’t let this dissuade you. A big adventure can be the catalyst you need to change your diet and exercise routine. Get a physical exam and let your doctor know what you are thinking about doing.

Contact Bryan Feller to learn more about the fitness requirements and how you might prepare for the trip. We hope to see you out there!

What is the Difference Between a Meetup and an Event?
As a point of clarity, a meetup is when an informal group of friends just gets together for an adventure. No one charges money and there are no professional guides. Everyone covers their own costs in a meetup. Other events listed on this page require a guide service or more involved logistics. These are paid events. All the meetups are clearly marked. If it is not clearly designated as a meetup, then it is a paid event. Be aware of the differences as you read the descriptions and plan.